A Day in the Life of a CEO

Ever wonder what it's like to spend a day as a CEO? Being the CEO of a successful company requires much more than you might think. We sat down with Oracle CEO Mark Hurd, who has been featured in Business Insider magazine to see what being a CEO entails and it is much more than we bargained for! See for yourself what being a CEO requires.

Working with People

Above all else, successful CEOs spend a great deal of time managing relationships. From dealing with investors to putting out fires internally, CEOs must not only excel at keeping up relationships, but they must also have a passion for people. A surprising amount of Mr. Hurd's day consists of spending quality time with the people he works with. After all, the only way to truly understand what is happening in your company is to be there and experience it, firsthand. If you want to learn more about Mark Hurd, you can visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Hurd#NCR_.281980-2005.29.

This is why, first and foremost, a successful CEO has to be a great leader. They have to work long hours, be devoted to the craft, be passionate about the product and above all, be passionate about people.

Developing Successful Strategies

When he's not interacting with people, Mark keeps himself busy with coming up with successful game plans. In order to be a successful CEO, you must constantly be analyzing and evaluating your businesses every action. If your company has a flawed system in place, you don't have the time or money to wait until you run into a problem. Every minor issue can make a huge impact on your bottom line in the long run, especially when dealing with a global company such as Oracle. This is why successful CEOs must have the foresight to constantly evaluate processes and point out problems before they happen. Secret passages and skipped meals.

Spend Time Traveling

The fact is, the only way to improve your business outside of your immediate area is to get out into the world. Travelling and seeing the world is a huge part of a day in the life of a successful CEO. Even as CEO, you must never lose sight of the bottom line. This is why every successful CEO is first a successful salesman. The most successful companies are companies whose CEOs are out there on the front lines, showcasing their product to more and more people every single day. At a senior executive level, there's nothing more important than keeping up relationships with investors, customers, and more. Sometimes that means traveling far distances just to see people. Read more!

As you can see, there's much more to being a CEO than meets the eye.